PM Imran discusses bilateral ties, regional situation with Afghan President Ghani

PM Imran discusses bilateral ties, regional situation with Afghan President Ghani

Makkah (Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday on the sidelines of the two-day summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) being held in Makkah.

According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office, the two leaders discussed bilateral relations, regional issues and the Afghan peace and reconciliation process.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.

He underlined Pakistan's support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process that could lead to a political solution in the neighbouring country.

"President Ghani's forthcoming visit to Pakistan will provide an opportunity to further focus on political, security, economic and people-to-people aspects of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations", PM Khan added.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan also met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the OIC summit.

The PM exchanged views on a range of bilateral, regional and international matters with the Egyptian president.

The two leaders agreed to comprehensively upgrade cooperation in all fields. They also agreed to increase the frequency of bilateral political contacts and exchanges.

Prime Minister Imran Khan is in Saudi Arabia to represent Pakistan at the 14th Summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation titled ‘Makkah Summit: Together for the Future”, hosted by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The summit aims at developing a unified stance of Muslim leaders on rising tension in the Gulf.